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David Mirvish is looking to sell Honest Ed’s, the iconic discount store that has lit up the corners of Toronto’s Bloor and Bathurst streets for 65 years.

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Honest Ed's original store, Bloor and Markham, Toronto. 1957.

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Entrepeneur Ed Mirvish throws his arms wide as hundreds of customers line up at his discount store on Bloor Street West for watches at five cents each.

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Free turkeys and fruitcake to mark the 45th anniversary of Honest Ed's. Mayor June Rowlands asssits Ed Mirvish in handing out the food.

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The 17th Annual Honest Ed's Free Turkey day. David Mirvish carried on with the Christmas tradition started by his dad, Ed Mirvish. Approximately 1,200 turkeys (average weight of turkeys was 10 pounds) and fruit cakes were given out to the people who lined outside the store many hours in advance.

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Honest Ed's store at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor Street West in Toronto.

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Honest Ed's Annual Christmas Free Christmas Turkey giveaway. People lined up along Bloor Street waiting to get into the store for the free handouts of turkeys and fruitcakes.

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Honest Ed Mirvish at his store at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor Street West in Toronto.

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Honest Eds located at the south west corner of Bloor St. West and Bathurst St.

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Ed Mirvish is one of the most influential figures in the history of Canada's Largest city. Visitors to Toronto can't help notice his two theatres and his 165,000 square foot Honest Ed's bargain store, a local landmark for five decades that has 22,000 flashing lights and cornball signs on the outside.


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